To celebrate the historic landmark of the 200,000th Volvo truck to be registered in the UK since the company began trading here in 1967, Volvo Trucks is holding
a very special design competition to attract the truck designers and engineers of the future of road transport.
This exciting and challenging competition, which is open to people of all ages and from all walks of life, is called Volvo Trucks: Truck of the Future 2050. Entrants to the competition must focus on creative solutions and a thoughtful approach to incorporating specifications, safety features and systems to reduce environmental impact, that may be required thirty-six years from now. The winners will go on a once-in-a-lifetime visit to meet the Volvo Trucks Design Team in Gothenburg, where they will see their entries displayed in the Design Studio.
To submit your entry to Truck of the Future 2050 competition, please either post to Design Competition, Volvo Trucks, Wedgnock Lane, Warwick CV34 5YA or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
with your entry form and design attachment.
Click here to download entry form
There are three age related entry classes:
- up to 11 years old
- 11 to 18 years
- over 18 years
There will be one winner per category
Closing date for entries is: Friday 3rd October 2014. In addition to design visuals, each entry must also include a brief explanation of the thinking behind its features. The designs must be for a long-haul or regional distribution truck, configured for the UK road transport industry. All entries must include sketches of the cab interior as well as the vehicle's exterior. The winners will be announced by Friday 10th October 2014 and there will be a UK based prize giving ceremony, the date of which is yet to be confirmed. It is planned that the winners will visit Gothenburg during December 2014.
Click here to view the terms and conditions of the competition